Fingerprint scanners embedded below the display is the next step for the current gen scanners. Samsung was rumoured to bring the new technology to the Galaxy S8 lineup, but the phones were launched earlier this year without it. The next bet was the Galaxy Note 8 but the newer reports claim that the upcoming Samsung flagship won’t have the feature either.
The news comes from News1 which claims that the information has been confirmed by a Samsung official. The Samsung official was quoted in the report saying: “We made every effort to install a display-integrated fingerprint sensor on Galaxy Note 8, but we decided not to install it on this strategic phone due to various technical limitations such as security.”
Prior to the launch of the Galaxy S8, there were a handful of reports saying that the phone won’t be coming with an embedded fingerprint scanner due to some technical limitations. A similar reason has also been mentioned in the Galaxy Note 8’s case.
Samsung Galaxy S8’s fingerprint scanner placement is sort of a compromise that the company had to make when the technology for display-integrated scanner wasn’t ready. The placement of the camera is a bit awkward and you will have to use both your hands to unlock the phone, given that the phone is much taller now. Even of your finger can reach the scanner, you will end up touching the camera module and smudging it.
If such a thing is implemented again to the Galaxy Note 8, which is expected to happen anyway, it would be a problematic thing for the users.
On the other hand, Apple has figured out a way to bring the tech to their upcoming iPhone 8. It would be interesting to see how both the devices fair against each other when they are launched later this year.
For the specifications, the phone will be coming with the same specs as the Galaxy S8 series and will sport a display size of 6.3 inches. The biggest addition to the Note series is its stylus which brings a bunch of features to the famous smartphone series.